Archive for February 23, 2023

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addresses General Synod delegates during the debate on gay marriage at The Church House on Feb. 8, 2023, in London.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Conservative Anglican leaders reject archbishop of Canterbury over same-sex union blessings

The provinces issued a statement Feb. 20 accusing the Church of England of breaking communion with those who remain faithful... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before his general audience Feb. 26, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican: Pope Francis has ‘strong cold’

The message said that due to a “strong cold,” the pope did not read his speeches aloud at two morning... Read more

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych gave Pope Francis with a cross made out of broken glass and rubble from destroyed buildings in Kyiv on Feb. 21, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic priest from Ukraine gives Pope Francis cross made out of war rubble

The Catholic priest and his team have worked tirelessly to provide food, shelter, protection, and health and psychological support to... Read more

Students gather at a 40 Days for Life vigil outside a Glasgow abortion facility.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

It could soon be a crime to gather outside of abortion facilities in Scotland, even for prayer

“We’re there to pray and offer help if somebody wants the help, if they come up to us,” Robert Colquhoun... Read more

Cardinal Peter Ebere Okpaleke, bishop of the southern Nigerian diocese of Ekwulobia, pictured as he took possession of his titular church in Rome on Feb. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Nigeria’s newest cardinal: Presidential election will ‘either make or break Nigeria’

With Nigeria’s escalating violence, a lot is at stake in the presidential election this week in Africa’s most populous country,... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations (left), and Mohammed Al-Hassan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations, at a signing ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between Oman and the Holy See. The ceremony took place  at the Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations in New York City.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Holy See and the Sultanate of Oman establish diplomatic ties

The move leaves only six countries worldwide without any diplomatic connection to the Vatican. Read more

Pope Francis on Feb. 23, 2023, approved a miracle attributed to Servant of God Mother Elisa Martinez?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis approves miracle to pave way to beatification of Elisabetta Martinez

The miracle involved the healing of an unborn baby girl in Rimini, Italy. Read more

View of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin located inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Why does Wisconsin’s judicial race matter? Here’s why pro-lifers are concerned

Voters in Wisconsin are one step closer to choosing a new state Supreme Court justice after a Feb. 21 statewide... Read more

Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Biden Justice Department indicts 8 more pro-life activists for FACE Act violations

The Department of Justice has charged eight pro-life advocates in Michigan with violations against the Freedom of Access to Clinic... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics, are you going to confession? Watch for these changes

The “essential words” of the priest’s absolution formula have not been changed, but there are “two minor modifications to the... Read more

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón at a press conference Wednesday?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Suspect confesses to the murder of Bishop David O’Connell, LA prosecutor says

Carlos Medina has admitted to murdering the bishop, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said in a press conference Wednesday. Read more

Supporters hold a placard with pictures of the candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed during a campaign rally of the party in Lagos, Nigeria, on Feb. 11, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton

Nigerians head to the polls to choose a new president — and brace for post-election violence

Peter Obi, one of three leading candidates, is Catholic and a popular former governor. Read more